Father’s Day Party Blueprint: A Complete Guide to Hosting A Backyard Bash

Father's day party blueprint
Father's Day is just a week away, and this year, we're throwing a big, manly bash to honor all the dads in our lives. Today we'll share all our ideas for the party, tomorrow we've got a HUGE giveaway for you, and next week, we'll share the pictures from our big celebration. Click through to see what we're cooking up!

Father's Day is one of those celebrations that happens at the perfect time of year. Summer is coming into bloom and the magic of longer lingering days is still in the air. For our celebration, we're going to give this perfect storm a big bear hug and host our party outdoors (if it rains, my wife will cry). We've teamed up with Lowe's to create a party that embraces ManMade's maker mentality by combining simple, tasty food with fun DIY projects.

Party Decor

father's day party decor inspiration

Since our party will take place outdoors, we've decided to go with a woodsy, picnic theme. We're thinking wide blue and white gingham, wood slabs, and simple succulents in aluminum paint cans.

Lawn Games

diy lawn games ideas

We're planning a series of lawn games for our guests to enjoy, including classics like ladder ball and bocce. We're also going to DIY a giant Jenga game and a huge lawn version of Bananagrams. 


father's day party menu ideas

(Note: we're showing a gas grill here, 'cause it's pretty, but we haven't quite decided whether to go gas or charcoal yet. Opinions welcome in the comments!)

The menu is our favorite part of this affair. We're grilling up a hearty hog dog bar with frankfurters five different ways (think: basic hot dogs with anything-but-basic toppings = gourmet hot dogs). We're also serving chips, coleslaw, salad, and homemade ice cream for dessert.

We'll also have a simple bar with local craft beer and wine. Since it's a family affair, we'll also have lemonade and root beer for the young ones. 

Everything will be served in fry baskets and jelly jars, using deli paper and bamboo serving ware.


father's day gift basket ideas

We've put together some really special gifts for all the dads; this surprise is the element we're most excited about. Here's a sneak peek at some of the treasures we've gathered:

Be sure to check back next week to see the photos of our celebration and get inspired to host one of your own! And if you tune in tomorrow, we're going to have a ridiculous giveaway for you to enter, courtesy of Lowe's. See you soon!

To get some great father's day gift and DIY ideas, follow @lowes on Pinterest and @loweshomeimprovement Instagram

This post was sponsored by Lowe's, and we thank them for helping make this kind of content possible. However, all opinions are mine alone.